The goal of the K-12 Literacy department is to develop, empower, and inspire confident, compassionate, and competent readers, writers, and critical thinkers.
New Worlds Reading Initiative
Florida’s New Worlds Reading Initiative is a statewide program to advance literacy and a love of reading by shipping free books in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole to eligible Florida students in grades K-5 who are not yet reading on grade level. Parents can sign their students up for a free book a month for their entire elementary career by clicking on the QR code or link provided in the flyer.
The Florida Department of Education, in collaboration with the Just Read, Florida! office has compiled resources to assist parents as they work with their children at home. These resources are connected to oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The document contains many helpful links to parents and can be made available in hard copy at the school site.
K-12 ELA Curriculum Information
Hillsborough County Public Schools has adopted Wonders by McGraw Hill as the core curriculum for K-5 ELA and Florida StudySync as the core curriculum for 6-12 English/Language Arts and Intensive Reading. Both of these programs are fully aligned to the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards for ELA and provide a comprehensive literacy experience for students. It is sometimes necessary to supplement these core materials with additional texts to further students’ vocabulary, comprehension and/or understanding of a specific topic, The letters below are sent home to each student on the first day of school as a part of the opening day packet so that families have access to review the curriculum and content of the ELA program as well as supplemental titles. Please click on the corresponding link for your child’s grade level band to learn more about the ELA curriculum with which your child will engage this year!
Curriculum Review - English
Curriculum Review - Spanish
K-12 Comprehensive Reading Plan 2022-23
The K-12 Comprehensive Evidenced-Based Reading Plan (CERP) outlines the district’s reading goals, assessments and monitoring plans for the school year. The plan ensures evidence based practices and materials are used to teach students reading, multi-tiered system of supports are available for all students, and effective progress monitoring is happening to ensure all students are moving towards success in the key components of reading. Additionally, the plan contains information on professional development opportunities, coaching requirements, and the CERP budget allocation for the school year.